CA: Largest teachers’ union votes to oppose Newsom recall

Source: Beaumont Enterprise

“California’s most powerful teachers union voted to oppose the recall effort against Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to a statement released Friday. The California Teachers Association President E. Toby Boyd applauded Newsom’s commitment to the state’s public schools amid the coronavirus pandemic and called out the Democratic governor’s prioritization of vaccines for educators and school staff that has contributed to the state having the lowest COVID-19 transmission rate in the nation. ‘For the past year, each one of us has grappled with the challenges and losses posed by the pandemic and there’s no denying it has been tough,’ Boyd wrote in a statement. … ‘California educators stand in strong opposition to the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom. From our classroom vantage point during the pandemic, we didn’t always agree on approach, but we’ve never questioned his commitment to California’s students and public education.'” (06/07/21)